The Detroit Red Wings don’t have any issues getting under the NHL salary cap. That fact is appearing to make them somewhat unique among the NHL’s 32 franchises
As NHL clubs were whittling down to the league-mandated 23-player roster on Monday, some teams were discovering that the last cut is the deepest.
The Florida Panthers and Philadelphia Flyers, for instance, were left with just the minimum requirement of 20 players, since both teams are hard up against the cap. Cap issues were forcing the Panthers to stall plans to reunite the Staal brothers.
"With the overall skill and talent that this group has, the practices are at a very high level with very high speed. It's been a lot of fun to work with these guys."@JamesonCoop checks in with Marc Staal as he gears up for the season » https://t.co/l9VvzVLZUy pic.twitter.com/lHp292baOi
— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) October 4, 2022
Defenseman Marc, a Red Wings player last season, made the squad. However, his brother Eric was released from his PTO. However, Eric’s gear remained in his stall in the Florida locker room.
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Montreal: First overall pick Juraj Slafkovsky made the Canadiens and is skating among the top six forwards. Montreal Canadiens
Calgary: The Flames are still in the market for a top-nine forward after both Cody Eakin and Sonny Milano failed their PTO chances. Calgary Flames
Pittsburgh: After playing last season in the the Penguins’ top-six defenders, is veteran Chad Ruhwedel’s destiny to return to being a spare part? Pittsburgh Penguins
Boston: The Bruins and forward David Pastrnak continue to be holding contact talks, but no deal is imminent. Boston Bruins
Philadelphia: Patrick Brown (back surgery), son of two-time Red Wings Stanley Cup winner Doug Brown, was placed LTIR by the Flyers. Philadelphia Flyers
Washington: The Capitals will be seeing former goalie Ilya Samsonov in the other net when they are facing the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday. Washington Capitals
Islanders: Anouncing their 23-player roster, the Islander are opting for 14 forwards and seven defensemen. New York Islanders
Colorado: Former Avalanche defenseman Ian Cole is denying allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a female minor. Colorado Avalanche
San Jose: Former Red Wings forward Evgeny Svechnikov earned a spot on the Sharks’ 23-player roster. He’ll be wearing sweater No. 10. San Jose Sharks
Vegas: On the eve of the regular season, the Golden Knights were signing RFA defenseman Nic Hague to a three-year, $2.2-million contract. Vegas Golden Knights
Dallas: Rookie forward Wyatt Johnston will be the sixth teenager to play for the Stars. Dallas Stars